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Subaru
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furance to generator

I have a friend here who is going to be without power until maybe middle of next week and he does not have any heat, he does not care much about the fridge.

Anyways I'm trying to get more info in how the furnace is connected

but something like this will work?

»tracemypreps.com/2012/01/30/how-···nerator/


cdru
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Didn't watch the video, but from what I read, yes. I've also seen cases where a switched "duplex outlet" (where one of the "outlets" has a switch that controls the other outlet, satisfying the requirement for a local switch to disconnect it. Not really necessary as you could just unplug it as well.


Subaru
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Only thing in his video I assume the breaker was disconnected? He did not really say much about how from the breaker panel it was connected.


Subaru
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Ok I just spoke to him so it's wired direct to the breaker box


cdru
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said by Subaru:

Only thing in his video I assume the breaker was disconnected? He did not really say much about how from the breaker panel it was connected.

You would want to install the outlet with the breaker off obviously. All that this setup is doing is making a normally hard wired furnace into a corded appliance no different than a coffee maker, vacuum cleaner, or TV. It's also installing an outlet next to the furnace which it will normally run off of.

When a power outage happens, you just unplug the furnace from the wall socket that has no power, into an extension cord that's hooked up to a generator. No worries about transfer switches, interlocks, back feeding the grid, etc.

This setup also makes it handy as a quick disconnect for the furnace but still gives you an outlet nearby for a vacuum, a light, etc to work on a furnace should the need arise.


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Ah.. wow really simple the first video was a bit long the 2nd is to the point..

In the event that a area is not near by to mount the box what should I do? I've seen crazy installs in which they were not mounted to anything.

robbin
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Where does the wire come from?


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huh? think of it as being a plug heater but not movable..

it's nothing but pigtailing it

So on normal line power you plug it in and that it, when you need a heat and no power unplug the cord and plug the heater in the generator.

*EDIT I can return the stuff to home depot since he called me and told me he got his power back.